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WASHINGTON — Outdoor clothing giant Patagonia jumped into two competitive Senate races Friday, endorsing Democrats Jon Tester of Montana and Jacky Rosen of Nevada in what the company called its first foray into elective politics.

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President Donald Trump has signed a proclamation to scale back two sprawling national monuments in Utah, pledging to "reverse federal overreach and restore the rights of this land to your citizens." Trump made his plans official during a speech at the state Capitol, where he was cheered by Republican leaders who lobbied him to undo protections they contend are overly broad and close off the area to energy development. Environmental and tribal groups plan to sue to preserve the monuments.

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Environmentalists have sued the Trump administration seeking to pry loose details of its plan to shrink some national monuments and open protected areas to more resource development. The lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. alleges the White House and Interior Department ignored Freedom of Information Act requests for documents related to the issue. Trump plans to shrink two monuments in Utah and potentially others in Nevada, Oregon and the Pacific Ocean.

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BILLINGS — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced Thursday he won't seek to rescind any national monuments carved from the wilderness and oceans by past presidents. But he said he will press for some boundary changes and left open the possibility of allowing drilling, mining or other industries on the sites.

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WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Monday recommended that the new Bears Ears National Monument in Utah be reduced in size and said Congress should step in to designate how selected areas of the 1.3 million-acre site are managed.

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